Heather is currently a PhD Student in Gender Comparative Studies, with a focus in Social and Cultural Anthropology. She began her PhD at CEU following her MA in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, Brighton, with academic honors. She most recently completed 8 months of ethnographic research in Accra, Ghana, while also working as a visiting researcher at the Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights, Ghana, and the Human Rights Advocacy Centre, both based in Accra.
Heather's current academic interests include:
NGOization and the Politics of Sexuality, Biopolitics and Queer Necropolitics, Identity Politics, Post colonial/De Colonial Theory, Embodiment, Space, and Conceptions of Wellbeing, Queer and Feminist Ethnographic Methods
• (Co-author and Reviewer) LGBT Rights: A Handbook for Advocacy and Empowerment: 2015. Human Rights Advocacy Centre: Accra, Ghana http://www.hracghana.org/images/PDF/HRAC_LGBT_Handbook_2015%20Edition.pdf
• Neoliberalism and Regimes of Life and Death: A Book Review of Queer Necropolitics edited by Jin Haritaworn, Adi Kunstman and Silvia Posocco. Graduate Journal of Social Sciences. 2016, 12: 1 (Pp. 130-136) https://www.academia.edu/22438867/Neoliberalism_and_regimes_of_Life_and_...
• (Co-contributor) Graham, M. et al (2015) Anthropologists are Talking About Queer Anthropology. Ethnos. 2015 (p. 1-14). Taylor and Francis https://www.academia.edu/19802864/Anthropologists_are_talking_about_quee...
• Queer Necropolitics and Embodiment in Africa: Thinking Through the Euro-Center. Ethnographies of Gender and the Body. LOVA Journal. 2013, 35. LOVA Network: The Netherlands Society for Gender Studies and Feminist Anthropology
• Director and Producer, “Out of the Box”, A Refugee Law Project Film, 2012 http://youtu.be/V3C4z8M8998
• Director and Producer, “Narratives of Change”, A Men Mobilizing Men Programme and Refugee Law Project Film, 2012 http://youtu.be/DbAr4gTa1kE